Here's your stamp

A Scania bus features on Australia Post’s O-Bahn guided busway stamp

Here's your stamp
Here’s your stamp

June 1, 2012

A Scania city bus that runs on the famous Adelaide O-Bahn guided busway has featured on an Australia Post stamp.

The Adelaide O-Bahn runs on specially built track, combining elements of both bus and rail systems.

Adelaide's track is 12 km long and includes one station and two interchanges as it runs from the outskirts of the city to the central business district.

The Scania bus on the O-Bahn was one of six images issued in early 2012 that highlighted capital city transport.

Australia Post selected the ‘Capital City Transport’ theme as a continuation of a transport series that began with a ‘Heavy Haulers’ stamp issue released in 2008.

The official postal supplier, which has a monopoly over postage delivery in Australia, envisages that the series will continue, featuring other forms of transport in other Australian contexts.

An Australia Post spokesperson said transport is a popular theme among its many collectors and general mail users.

The selection of the O-Bahn bus was in consultation with the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure in South Australia.

It was chosen because it is a unique form of transport in an Australian capital city context.

"Australia Post aimed to select distinctive forms of transport that people would recognise as being a unique part of specific Australian capital cities," says Alexander Corne, Scania Australia PR Manager.

"We are delighted the Scania on the O-Bahn was featured."

The Scania bus joined a Melbourne tram, a Sydney Harbour-Manly ferry, as well as Perth and Sydney city commuter trains in the six-stamp set.

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